Here is a look at what happened yesterday on the Sunlight network.
- Paul Blumenthal began the day with several transparency related headlines including news that Facebook is in talks to hire former White House press secretary Robert Gibbs, details of the lobbying history behind the patent-overhaul bill, the America Invents Act, and more. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Daniel Schuman announced the open letter to Congress supporting protection for transparency programs like USASpending.gov and Data.gov in budget negotiations. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)
- Joshua Hatch compared national corporate tax rates across the country, inspired by the news that GE has avoided having to pay any corporate income tax in the United States. (Sunlight Reporting Group)
- Take a look at the previous day’s transparency-related news items, congressional committee hearings, transparency-related bills introduced in Congress, and transparency related events. (Sunlight Foundation Blog)